Been busy getting ready for a birthday

Friday, July 16, 2010

I've had to put some projects on hold this week since Sunday is Lily's birthday and this mom has been working hard getting all of the decorations ready for her backyard party with our family. Even though we aren't throwing a big party I wanted to make sure that it's a memorable birthday for her and us.
When my Mom and Dad were here we went to Disneyland for her first trip and while we were there we just happened to catch the Princess Story Time with Ariel. Lily loved seeing Ariel and has been talking about the princess for the past few weeks. She had only recently begun showing interest in the Disney princesses and Ariel was her Princess of choice. So I guess it seemed the natural theme for her 3rd birthday be Princess Ariel.
Right away I had some ideas and I started getting them together this week. We went to Michaels yesterday and I got a great deal on a 3 tier cupcake/cake display and we picked up a few supplies but I found that I had a lot of things in my stash at home.
I started my vision with these wood starfish I got for 25 cents for 2 of them, some paint and Martha Stewart micro beads.

First I painted them

Then I covered them in Tombow Mono liquid adhesive and coated them with the clear micro beads and let them dry.

While I was waiting for those to dry I started working on the cupcake toppers. I used my Cricut Expression and the Sweet Treats cart to cut these flowers and 3's out.

Next I made some tissue paper pom poms from the instructions at Martha here

Then I was ready to decorate the cupcake display. With my paper supplies, some purple tulle and my micro bead starfish and some ribbon and some clear Ariel stickers I mounted on acetate from Grafix. Here's the finished project ready for cupcakes!

Here's a close up of the top.

I must admit this project turned out much better than I had imagined and I wanted to cry when my daughter woke up from her nap and exclaimed "Mommy, pretty Ariel. It's so cute!"
I almost have everything ready for her party and just have a few last minute things to pick up before Sunday.

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Karen B. said...

I'm in my thirties and I think this is cute! I especially love those framed layouts peeking through one of your pictures.

Queen of Paper said...

this is sooo ADORABLE! GREAT JOB friend! have fun at the Party.

Lily said...

This is adorable, I have an old neighbor and she would LOVE this!! She is all about sparkles, princesses and that stuff, LOL thanks for sharing, very cute!!
~Lily :)

Toothy said...

Beautiful and so creative!

Laurie Chilton said...

Love your blog and your music. :) Your Ariel cupcake display turned out absolutely adorable! Couldn't help but notice your scrapbook layouts on the wall. They are beautiful! I am sure you are a wonderful SDU instructor. I would love to hook up with you at CHA too! Drop me an email and we can figure out a time to connect. Looking forward to it. :)

Libby Hickson said...

So sweet!!

Tracy said...

WOW, Shemaine ... you totally blow me away with your creativity ... AWESOME stuff, girl ...

Love, Tracy G

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness! I want to come to your party! LOL! That looks fantastic!!!

Martha said...

wow, this is sooo adorable!

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